Sidewindrette. Cut. Sew. Make.

Help from Alix to determine most likely measurements, about 4 inches less in girth than sidewinder.



Special tools for turning the tube inside out. Custom made at TechShop!


Make sure to remember which end of the pocket is up. Done!


And Cathy is the last woman in tech shop today (running the laser cutter til midnight) and agrees to model.


I guess it can be worn with a skirt after all.



Couldn’t stare at the laptop anymore. I’m pulling a rib from sidewinder to make… Sidewindrette.


Couldn’t find any pink camo stretch denim so keeping it basic with charcoal and black.

Answer without thinking: Who is this for?

Answer without thinking: who do you think this is for? Is it for you? Is it for someone you know? Where would you expect to see this?

Sidewinder is Here

It came out great. Strap it on and strut like a rooster.

Spin view of the Sidewinder

Until I find the right model, you’ll have to settle for my strut.

looking pretty tough... or just looking pretty

Slinger: an app custom-built for the Sidewinder

Slinger is an app for Android that helps make the very best use of your tablet holster in a dramatic situation. Draw your Android tablet or phone and shoot-’em-up High Noon style.

Download from Google Play.

Naming the iPad holster

How do you name a new thing? Well, it’s clear it’s a Zatchu Bag. It’s a little ne’er-do-well, a big vagabondish, vaguely western.

Eastwood? Cartwright. Southfork.

I’m reminded that Texas oil men wear cowboy hats and boots with their expensive suits. This could be the Silicon Valley equivalent: that quirky accessory that you wear with your pinstriped hoodie as you skateboard to work. Or? You could name it with some kind of non-attributable name that sounds like something else and ends up having an original meaning if the product is huge.

Pakij? Klept. Valit. Strich. Bringit.

‘Need your tablet? Bringit.’ What about one of those simple names where you give a specific thing a name that suggests something much more general, or of a different purpose altogether?

Cargo? Keepsake. Mason. Scramble.

Is that Jackie Mason or mason like bricklayer (toolbelt-style) or Mason like secret society member? (Or all three?) Or a name that tries to tie language to the thing that it does:

Tabster? Breefcase. Tabber. Turse.

I hate those types of names: they always feel like ‘PhilCo’ and ‘JameCo’ to me. How about a name that’s playful and giddy,

Scramble? Poke. Spindle. @hand.

Or a name that’s already been used to name a bunch of other stuff:

Hitchhiker? Hiphugger? Sidewinder.

Hmm…Sidewinder…it’s testing well…

at 6’5″, Robert is the tallest to work it